Category: Apps

Powerful App Advice for Targeting the Health Niche

When we go about building apps we often approach the process very differently to building a website. When building a website we tend to identify the market first that we want to cater to and think about what a good niche would be to work in. From there we then go about designing a site and coming up with content and then finally monetising the site.

With an app on the other hand, we tend to start instead with an idea. This will be something that hits us when we’re in the shower, or when we’re going through a mundane task and we realise that an app could help us to do it better. While this might result in an end product that’s useful or that interests us, what it doesn’t guarantee is that we’ll have any sales or that it will be successful.

So if you’re serious about making money from mobile apps, you may want to start thinking about the process from another angle and starting with the niche. And a great niche to pick? That’s the health niche – something which has a universal appeal and which everyone can relate. Health is something that’s important to us and so it’s something that most of us are willing to spend money on too.

But how do you make a successful app in the health niche that will sell and that you’ll be able to market? Read on for some advice that can help you get off to a good start…

Be ProfessionalHealth Apps

The appearance of your app is incredibly important at the best of times, but even moreso when you create a health app. When people look to an app for health advice, they are looking for information that they can trust and rely on to ensure that it helps to improve their condition rather than worsen it. To this end you should make sure that your app looks highly professional and you should spend time and money on the UI. If that means paying a professional to create your icons then that will be money well spent.

Think Outside the Box

The health niche is a very fertile niche and one that can be very profitable – but it is also a very overcrowded market and there are a lot of other apps out there for you to compete with. The secret is to think outside the box and to think about all the different areas of health.

A health and fitness app for instance won’t get much attention, but if you can hit on a particular form of new exercise (like HIT workouts), or if you can cater to a particular demographic (fitness for busy Mums) then you can help to set your app apart and thus improve your USP. You can even create a single app and then release various different iterations.

Health from a medical perspective is also useful, whether you want to educate your customers on the human body, or help them identify particular illnesses and there are many particular sub-niches to approach here.

Follow these guidelines, be creative and you will find that the health niche is the perfect one for selling apps.



Today’s feature contributor Nancy Baker is a freelance blogger who is currently working at Heart Smart CPR, a firm offering CPR Classes in Austin Texas. She is very passionate about her work and she also volunteers at the local community centre every week. You can also catch up with her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

Fun, Funny & Free Android Apps to Download Right Now

Smartphones and tablets aren’t just for business anymore. They’re portable personal entertainment devices, too. You don’t have to stare glumly into space while waiting for the doctor to call you back for your appointment or while riding the bus on your morning commute. Just download some fun, free apps. You’ll never be bored again and you won’t pay a dime for the privilege. Here are five awesome ones to get you started.

Face Swap

What could be more fun than putting your face on someone else’s body? Nothing, right? The sheer simple genius of this app is part of its addicting appeal. All you need is a picture of the person with whom you want to swap faces (you can Photoshop this if necessary). Did you ever want your brother and sister to switch faces? Have you ever wished your boyfriend had the body of Brad Pitt? Does the thought of putting your annoying mother-in-law’s face on the body of Honey Boo Boo’s mother amuse you? This app will provide you with hours of innocent to semi-wicked amusement.

Duck Dynasty Beard BoothFree Android Apps

Who doesn’t love “Duck Dynasty“? You watch it. You know you do. The Duck Dynasty Beard Booth allows you to choose from one of several beard styles worn by the men of “Duck Dynasty” and place that beard on a photo of anyone you know. It works on both new and existing photos and allows you to re-size the beard to fit the face. Beard up all of your family and friends. You can even share the results on social media and add custom captions.

Talking Ben the Dog

This app is simply astounding in its inherent hilarity. You’ve got to get Ben the Dog (a retired chemistry professor, no less) to talk to you. He prefers to read the paper, so you have to get his attention. Poke, tickle, or slap him and he’ll put down his paper and interact with you. Go to voice mode and you can have a conversation with him. Go to lab mode and you can get Ben to perform some awesomely funny chemistry experiments. Best of all, you can record all of these interactions and share them with your friends.


The Break app has the serious potential to keep you in stitches for hours at a time. Once you start it up, it’s hard to put it down. A companion to the humor site,, this is a funny videos app that goes beyond the everyday video showcases. There are picture galleries of funny photos, videos of side-splitting pranks and fails, movie trailers, funny songs and exclusive web series and celebrity interviews. It’s all there in one free app that is more addictive than chocolate.

Ghost Detector

Now is your chance to see if your house is haunted. This wonderful app has built-in radar that will detect ghosts within a nine-mile radius. It also has an EMF filter so you can hear if the ghosts are trying to talk to you. Don’t sit around wondering what’s going bump in the night. Find out for sure and maybe even make a new ghostly friend with the Ghost Detector.